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Web News: GMC and MSC seek views on medical professionalism for future doctors

19 August 2015

The General Medical Council and Medical Schools Council have launched a joint consultation on guidelines to help medical students develop into competent and compassionate doctors that meet the expectations of patients and the public.

GMC Statement: GMC responds to NICE guidance

18 August 2015

Responding to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aimed at tackling inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Press Release: GMC launches mobile app for doctors’ professional development

06 August 2015

The GMC has launched a mobile app to help doctors manage their continuous professional development.

Web News: Taking action to support doctors who raise concerns

04 August 2015

How we deal with complaints about doctors who are whistleblowers.

Press Release: GMC sets new standards for medical education and training

30 July 2015

A new single set of standards promoting excellence and patient safety has been launched by the General Medical Council (GMC).

GMC Statement: The GMC responds to The Guardian’s article about language testing for European doctors

27 July 2015

A response to The Guardian’s article about European doctors being prevented from obtaining a licence due to language checks.

Press Release: Key principles for supporting vulnerable doctors agreed

14 July 2015

Healthcare experts and leaders from across the UK have highlighted a number of key principles for improving services for doctors with mental health and addiction problems at a roundtable discussion hosted by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Web News: Doctors to help shape the future of revalidation

06 July 2015

A major independent evaluation has been launched to help shape the future of revalidation.

Press Release: GMC consultation proposes new time limits for publishing sanctions

03 July 2015

New time limits proposed for how long sanctions on a doctor’s registration are published online or made available to the public.

Press Release: GMC seeks views on enhancing doctors’ professional skills and capabilities

03 July 2015

The GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) have launched a consultation aimed at making doctors better professionals, communicators and leaders.